The Voice kicked off yet another season this week, fresh from a Sunday-night Emmy win for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.The reality show -- which focuses on judges creating super teams of talented singers based solely on contestants' voices -- enters its fourth season with all four origin ... More >>
Volkswagen's new Super Bowl ad is set in a Minnesota office building, yet features a white office worker speaking with a thick Jamaican accent.SEE ALSO: Duluth roiled by two recent blackface incidents [VIDEO] The idea is he's so enlivened by his new red Volkswagen that he suddenly adopts Bob Marley' ... More >>
While NBC's The Voice has brought us quite the cast of colorful characters, who could ever forget seeing hometown hero Tim Mahoney on the show's first season. In the almost two years since the Adam Levine-coached singer lost in a contested decision in the show's "battle round," he's been working on ... More >>
It's an all-alcohol Week in Food, with numerous beer, wine, and liquor-themed events -- most with food mixed in to keep you from having an entirely liquid diet. Instead of staying at home and depleting your own stash of booze, head to one of these events for a good cause/time/meal.
A quarter of a century in any business is no small thing, but 25 years in the music business is really a thing of beauty. For its silver anniversary, the Fine Line Music Cafe -- a longtime staple in the the downtown music scene and Twin Cities tradition -- is throwing itself a quiet little party. Fi ... More >>
This weekend's forecast calls for chilly temps, but that shouldn't deter any die-hard sausage fan from attending a festival that's bold enough to call itself "Boarfest."The inaugural event takes place this Sunday, October 7, in the beer garden outside Butcher and the Boar, providing the perfect oppo ... More >>
Looks like spring has brought a flurry of creativity with five local bands releasing albums this weekend starting with The Shiny Lights, who pulls members from many of other local bands in town. Other CD releases include The Lower 48, Pennyroyal, Big Villain, and Dave Olson; that's enough new music ... More >>
This is going to be a Super Bowl Weekend...of music. Let's just hope the Black Eyed Peas don't show up. Madonna, on the other hand...
Howler, Astronautalis, Pink Mink, and more
Area pop singer/songwriter Tim Mahoney, who calls himself the "King Of Almost" and whose main claim to fame was being mistaken for a girl by Adam Levine on the NBC reality show The Voice, has written a diss track, jokingly voicing his beef with the Maroon 5 crooner. "Hey Adam Levine," a son ... More >>
Kare-11 announced yesterday that it will be running a contest to select five contestants from the state of Minnesota to fly out to L.A. and "be able to move to the front of the line" at the auditions for the next season of The Voice, which offers singers a chance to be evaluated by a panel of cel ... More >>
After Gov. Mark Dayton announced he would not accept a paycheck during the shutdown, we asked all the Minnesota legislators whether they would follow suit. While the vast majority didn't reply, we got some responses and put together a preliminary list. Now we've got our hands on the official li ... More >>
The first official weekend of the summer is here! Let's do this!
Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter Tim Mahoney won over a significant new fan last night: Adam Levine of Maroon 5, who selected Mahoney as one of the contestants that will be given a chance to compete on the new NBC show The Voice.
Longtime Twin Cities singer and songwriter Tim Mahoney recently auditioned for a new talent show on NBC, The Voice, which features coaches and judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton -- and judging by the first promo spot for the show, Mahoney is going to be promin ... More >>
John LeechFeast with Fezziwig on Harriet Island. Mr. Fezziwig hosts a feast, Burger Moe's hosts Tim Mahoney, and 20.21 Chef Asher Miller hosts three seconds of ultimate relaxation this Week in Food. Monday 12/29 Get your drink on--with a buddy. Ngon Bistro now offers dinner for two with a pitc ... More >>
Explore Minnesota, a site dedicated to attracting tourism to our fair state, has teamed up with 89.3 the Current to create an all-local playlist of streaming music that spans from the Castaways and the Trashmen to Dessa, Peter Wolf Crier, and Owl City. The mix, naturally, is bent toward radio-fri ... More >>
Your guide to the best shows happening over the extended weekend.
Jeremy Messersmith, Lucy Michelle, Ice Palace, Mark Mallman, and others have teamed up for a Beatles tribute CD which will benefit local schools.
Start planning for next weekend's big block party.
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Rock the Garden update, Metric to play First Avenue & recaps of Prince's three shows last Friday
Check out this guide to beer, dance, music, parades, and parties.
Dad tells of spending $30,000 to win time with his kids
Rep. Michele Bachmann received the much-coveted nomination for Congress "Master of Self-Destruction" in Stuart Rothenberg's annual Congression ... More >>
Does Minnesota need a new state song?
Chad Whittaker: Respected local sideman, woulda-been Beach Boy, and now (finally) solo artist
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No peace at the Pioneer Press
The race to replace St. Paul mayor-elect Randy Kelly illustrates how much the city's east side has changed